Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Plantago cordata Lam. image
Photographer: Robert H. Read           

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Family Plantaginaceae
Plantago cordata Lam.
heart-leaved plantain, king-root
Plantago: from Latin planta meaning "foot print"
cordata: heart-shaped
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Status: Endangered
Plant: erect, perennial semi-aquatic; several long, fleshy roots
Flower: green to white, 4-parted, tiny; bracts and sepals about the same length; inflorescence up to 12" tall spike on stout, hollow, up to 12" tall stalks; blooms in the spring
Leaf:main leaves large, 5"-10" long with a heart-shaped base; main veins not parallel to the edges
Habitat: wet to moist; streambanks; in limy soil

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Plantago list Google- Images or Text
Plantago canadensis Hort.
Plantago kentukensis Michx.

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